We drove across Country recently. On day three we stopped in Colby, Kansas, off Route 70, where there is a Starbucks, the highlight of our 1,700 mile trip. To my utter surprise and thrill, I noticed a nice young man with two lovely brindle Cardigans, walking in the pet area. I quickly jumped out of the car and asked if I could pet the dogs and we struck up a conversation, his wife later joining in. When I asked him where he'd gotten the dogs he asked if I was familiar with showing dogs. I said yes, but only with Alaskan Malamutes, as my Cardigan was a rescue. He then said his breeder had the top Cardigan in the history of the breed and his name was Harry Potter.

He told me his first Cardigan had been a mix and lived to be 18. He then acquired a retired show female, six years old, telling me her name, which I cannot remember,.... but she was related to Harry Potter. That female lived to be 16. He now had bought these two. The female was a bit barky, though she did come up to me, the male was a big baby, who got in my lap and showered me with kisses. Wish I could have just thrown him in the car and driven off :-D

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Comment by Anna Morelli on November 7, 2014 at 11:45pm

I looked it up and now remember he told me the name of his dogs' breeder was Jaquie Glen.

Comment by Linda on November 7, 2014 at 8:06am
I have only seen 2 Pems in the city where I live. An older gentleman was walking them and they looked to be seniors also. If I hadn't been crunched for time I would have stopped the car and talked to him. I saw another in the town where I go for acupuncture but again with time constraint I couldn't stop. I have never seen a Cardi about tho.
Comment by Vicky Hay on November 7, 2014 at 12:22am

How cool! And how amazing to come across them. Cardigans must be more "rare" than Pembrokes. I've only seen one in Arizona.

Comment by Diane on November 6, 2014 at 11:11pm
Aww... Very fun. I love seeing and meeting other corgi owners when I'm out and about. I had also read about cardigans being more aloof, but the only one I've spent a lot of time with is a total love bug. She lives down the street so I often take her for walks with us... She loves every dog and person she meets (almost the polar opposite of mine who is far more aloof unless it's people and dogs he knows).
Comment by Anna Morelli on November 6, 2014 at 11:08pm

It was especially thrilling as I have not had any chance encounters with Corgis either in Colorado, nor in Virginia, so to see two brindle Cardigans made my day.  They were larger than Mowgli and better quality from the Standard perspective, but temperament-wise he can't be beat.  I would certainly love to meet Watson. 

Comment by Linda on November 6, 2014 at 10:11pm

Fun!  I love to meet other dog owners whenever we are away from home.  I miss my 2 so much that a chance to pet a furry head is wonderful. There are traits that are assigned to different breeds but, just like people of different ethnic backgrounds, some meet them and some don't.

Comment by Bev Levy on November 6, 2014 at 7:09pm

Cool! I remember Harry Potter! Loved him when he was at Westminister. I wish you could meet my Watson, he is such a big goof ball. I had always heard cardigans were less social but not him. He sees every new person and situation as an opportunity for fun. He continues to make us smile and laugh daily.

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